Sat July 20 @ 6:30pm GRAND BEND: John William Bauld will play music during the yoga class, and then Kirtan starting at 8pm
Come support John and new studio owner Nikki!
John has been performing light, acoustic interpretations of mantra music specifically appropriate for yoga classes at studios throughout Canada, the United States; kirtan for special events, workshops & retreats, and has been invited to appear at Bhaktifest Midwest & California 2012. Recently back from California, he is excited about the release of his debut album as a solo artist with Bobbyji, produced by acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal/Deva Premal, Snatam Kaur, David Newman). The self titled release also includes special guests Sabrina Marcantonio (Moksha Square One), and features the soulful sounds of violinist Genevieve Walker of Krishna Das. The cd is perfect to deepen yoga class flows, spiritual practice, and listening enjoyment.
The music for yoga classes is “mantra-based” meaning traditional Sanskrit mantras, are incorporated into modern acoustic guitar music, which is reflected in the album. The intention of the mantra music, which John is most passionate about, is simple: to create community, healing, empowerment & well-being through the universal language/vibration of live music combined with yoga practice. The sound dynamics created during a performance in the studio through singing and chanting syncopated to the breathe of the yoga practice, is extremely powerful. The music is specifically tailored to each individual instructor’s teaching style, and the response has been overwhelming – often the live music classes become the highest attended at studios.